Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tombigbee State Park - 6/19/2018 12:54:26 PM

The summer time heat has arrived and has pushed surfaced water temps are into the mid to upper 80’s. The heat has slowed down the fishing pressure considerably. The bream reports are fair. Some bream are bedding and some aren’t, but most are being caught in 8 – 12 ft of water near the piers and other deeper cover. Most anglers are using a tight lined technique with red worms. The bass reports are fair. Anglers are targeting shallow cover early and late in the day with various topwater lures. During the heat of the day, anglers are moving deeper and targeting cover in 10 – 15 ft water with Texas-rigs, shakeyheads, and crankbaits. The few crappie anglers hitting the water are targeting deep cover in 15 – 20 ft of water. A few anglers are catching some crappie around the piers. Both jigs and minnows seem to be working. The catfish bite is fairly slow. A few fish are being caught along the deeper points and drop-offs with tight lined worms.


Fishing Regulations


Lengths to Release:
Catfish: no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Catfish: 10

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes. Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night. Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.


For more information, contact the park at (662) 842-7669

A depth map of the lake at Tombigbee State Park can be found at the following link:

Tombigbee Park PDF

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters.   Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets.

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